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ETNA CRATERS EXCURSION
(ETNA SUMMIT TOUR)

 

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Educational value


Excursion name
: Etna's Crater Excursion
Type:
Hike to the Etna Crater Rim.
Difficult:
MODERATE
Duration:
7 hours
Price: 85 Euro in a Group Tour (Private tours: see below)

Itinerary:

Ascending the Etna's central crater (SE crater in the background)

Etna summit tour starts in the morning, meeting point (9,30am) at Rifugio Sapienza (Etna's southern slope) sited at 1900m.s.l. The excursion begins taking the cable car to reach quickly and easily the station at 2500m s.l on the western flank of the Montagnola. There we'll take the 4WD bus and after twenty minutes will arrive at Torre del Filosofo (2900m) at the feet of the Etna's main craters (3340m).

From there (2900m), climb to the summit craters (3315m, ca. 1-1.5 hours climbing, 300-400mm difference). The exact route of ascend and which of the summit craters can be visited will depend on weather, volcanological activity etc. Spend ca.1-2hours in the summit region, descend to the point of departure  (optional break at 2900m to observe the 2002-2003 eruption craters) reaching Torre del Filosofo.

We'll  leave the torre del Filosofo (2900m) and will descend the southern slope of Etna Volcano crossing the ash desert created by the last eruption down to the 2001 explosive vent and to the Montagnola where the huge valle del Bove caldera is visible. From the montagnola will run down on the ash along its steep slope to the Rif. Sapienza. Arrive time 5,00pm.  

 

Etna main craters (aerial view)

 

Geological Highlights:
Etna Main Craters |
Eruptive fracture of 2001  - vents and lava field | Eruptive vents and lava flow of 2002-03 eruption (south side) | "Valle del Bove" Caldera |

and much more
... Panoramic views of: eolian islands, Catania gulf, Taormina, Peloritani mountains....

Itinerary details
 
Tipology: Trekking
Difficulty: MODERATE

Duration:

7 hours

Distance:

Gradient:

300m -1300m

 
RATES

GROUP TOUR
(You will join to some other people)

 

 

   
85 Euro
per person
(including cable car + 4wd bus one way ticket!)

or

PRIVATE TOUR
(You and your guide with no other people)

 

 Persons

1
person
2
persons
3 persons 4 persons 5
persons
6
persons

7 or More
persons

Price p.p. (Euro)

Eur 385 Eur 220  Eur 165

Eur 135

Eur 120

Eur 115 Eur 110
 

 

 Price Includes:

  • Certified VolcanoTrek mountain guide service

  • Cableway + 4x4 Ticket  to the summit area up to 2900m ONE WAY TICKET

ADDITIONAL SERVICES (on request)
  • Trasfers from Taormina, Catania, or other location on Sicily

  • Food and drinks

  • Complimentary information booklet and CD

  • Full accommodation search assistance. Accomodation available on the Etna's slope.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  • All participants must be in good health (no asthma, no respitory disorders, no heart problems, no blood pressure problems, no fear of heights).

  • Participants should wear trekking shoes suitable for rugged terrain, and a wind-proof jacket. Trekking poles, rucksack, snacks and water.

  • This walk is graded MODERATE. However, weather conditions apply (strong winds, cold and snow, even in summer).

PAYMENT and BOOKING


Booking by:
email: [email protected]
phone call or WhatsAPP: (+39) 333 2096604
or fill our Booking Form

 

DISCLAIMER:

Etna is a very active volcano, so the eventual ascent to the main craters could not be done because of security (Volcanological conditions or weather reasons).

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